Friday, March 27, 2009

Jewelry Sale!

In order to get her mind off of things the gf has been crafting (and buying!) like crazy.

So - in order to help pay off some of her new supplies and start her shop rolling again she's offering 15% off ALL Cameo necklaces! Just put 'weekend sale' in message to seller and she'll refund the 15% via paypal.


Thursday, March 26, 2009

We now have an angel kitty!

Thank you to all those who have been thinking of our little family!

Friday night Prince started having trouble breathing and moaning in pain so we decided it was time. We took him to the emergency clinic around 10 p.m. with the intention of putting him down. When we finally got into the exam room the tech took his temp and we found it was FINALLY normal and the swelling in his arm had gone down! We were so hopefull!

Than we noticed little red spots on his arm and tummy - the doctor was very worried about those as they could have indicated internal bleeding/bruising. She wanted to run some bloodwork since his levels were pretty off last time blood was taken (a few days ago).
So she did and discovered that he was clinically anemic. She said a blood transfusion had to take place if we wanted him to have a chance of making it. That entail $1000 per NIGHT (could have taken numerous transfusions) and only a 5o/50 chance.

After talking it over briefly we decided to go for it - hell, a 50% chance we could have our baby for years more?

They started to prep him for an IV and we ran home (around midnight now) to get his meds that we left there. When we got back the tech asked us to wait for a few minutes because the Doc needed to see us (That's never good).

After waiting an HOUR in the lobby she brings us in to tell us the bad news. When the techs were shaving his arm to get the IV ready they finally saw how horrible his bruising was. They did more bloodwork while we had been gone and found he was past repair :( The doc mentioned something about bone marrow, but we wern't really paying attention anymore.

We made the decision quickly - the doctor (who was a total angel) said she would have done the same if it was her cat.

They brought him in on a kitty bed and with a towel over him so we couldn't see his shaved arm. He was in obvious pain - we said our goodbyes - she did the euthanasia quick - and he was gone.

The techs made us a little imprint of his paw in clay right after for us. They were all so kind to us.

Our house feels so empty without him now. Even though we still have his brother (who were terribly worried about now since he is also FIV positive) its just not the same.

He was cremated yesterday and is now back home with us - in spirit and remains.

Please - if you have a pet - love on them today for us! and for prince :)

Friday, March 20, 2009

Why I haven't been on much

My cat is not doing well and chances are he won't make it. This is an excerpt from my gf's bulletin on Myspace:

I don't like gambling.

I especially hate gambling against bad odds - and with my cats life :(

Update as of today: Temp has gone down a degree so it's almost normal and the swelling has gone down some. This could be good and could be bad.

Good: infection is going away!Bad: infection is taking over and his internal organs are shutting down, hence the cooling in temp and decrease in swelling (Swelling is the body's sign it's fighting the infection).

Doc thinks its more of a bad sign - he's also paler in the gums/face because of the anemia and has stopped wanting to eat (will still eat when we finger feed him - but not on his own which he was somewhat yesterday).

We have 3 choices:

1. Take him to the emergency clinic for a minimum of 48 hours to be hooked up to antibiotics via IV. Will cost at least $1000 and even then it's a 50/50 chance. Even IF he makes it she said there is no telling if he'll be 'the same' once he's 'better' and if this won't happen again in a few months.

2. Continue what we have been (meds at home, feeding, fluids at the clinic daily) and than there is a 20% chance.

3. Euthanize.

Right now were going with option 2. If he starts to show ANY sign of distress we're taking him in to be put down. We're trying not to be selfish and putting him through this any longer than he needs to just because we're not ready to say goodbye. We just want to make sure we do as much as we can so if the time comes, we can say we gave it our all. We also don't want to push things on him and make him suffer to the point that we'd regret keeping it going for so long if it's not working anyways.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

My new jewelry shop!!

After weeks of preparing I have finally opened my own jewelry shop! Please go take a peek and let me know what you think! I’ve been working non-stop this last week creating new designs and have BIG things in store for this shop over the next few weeks!

My style can best be described as Victorian with a touch of gothic beauty. Black roses, cameos, hot pink glass beads, keys, hearts and spider webs are just a few of the things you’ll see in the shop. I strive to create beautiful and elegant pieces at a price that is affordable for all budgets. Pieces range from $4 to $30 and I will be listing a few new items every week so check back often!

Thank you to everyone who has supported NightmareAnthology thus far – now show LoveandLust some love as well! To see my previously sold pieces and feedback please visit
- Erica

Friday, March 6, 2009

The newspaper article!

It still won't come out until tomorrow but here are the photos on the newspapers website from the photoshoot yesterday!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Horrible News/Great News Today!

So - bad news first.

I didn't get into the one Ph.d program I applied to this year :(
It sucks BIG TIME - but, everything happens for a reason I suppose.

Good news! Christian is going to have a photoshoot this week for an article the local newspaper is doing on him and his art! WooooHoooo!! I can't wait and hope that there is a decent amount of sales/traffice because of it!

In an effort to declutter the shop and move some of my jewelry out I've put most of my jewelry on uber sale. Check it out if you can! I'd love to have it all gone before the article runs this weekend!

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Christians latest inspiration!

So - we went to the cemetary a few weeks ago and came across the SICKEST tree stump EVER! It literally has the face of some creepy old guy in it - check it out!

He's working on the drawing now - should be up tonight/tomorrow!